A number of countries set aside one day every year for their people to gather and give thanks. I live in the USA, where we will celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. But no matter where we live, we are called in everything to give thanks (1 Thess. 5:18). So let’s actually take time to do what the day is set aside to encourage—give thanks. That may seem like a no-brainer, but often we’re so caught up in turkey and gravy and pumpkin pie and football and family togetherness and Macy’s parade-watching that we actually forget to give thanks beyond the table blessing.
Here are some prompts to get us started. Even if you lack some of these, you probably have an overwhelming number of them:
- Knowledge that you are made in God’s image and therefore have dignity and worth.
- Recognition that the Father loves you; that Christ came for